Our Featured Artists

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Deb Mullins

Artistic Director

 

Deb Mullins has an extensive and distinguished career in outdoor and participatory arts. As one of the founder members (1980) and Artistic Director of Emergency Exit Arts, https://eea.org.uk/

she was responsible for building the organisation’s outstanding reputation for unforgettable outdoor performances, parades and spectacular events across the UK and Europe until 2019.

 

Deb is currently Chair of Outdoor Arts UK, a membership organisation that celebrates, supports and develops Outdoor Arts in the UK. Recent work includes producing and directing outdoor events and community engagement programmes for Creative Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Hackney, Coventry City of Culture, London Mela and Arts Partnership Surrey. Deb was Guest Artistic Director for Unwrapped 2020, Shining a Light and is delighted to be working with the partners again for Unwrapped 21, Finding the Wild.

 

“I am delighted to be the Guest Artistic Director of Unwrapped 2021. More than ever, it is essential that we use our creativity to make a change and draw attention to the challenges of the climate emergency and the prolific extinction of animal and plant species. Through the imaginations, skills and activism of wonderful local artists I am looking forward to developing this celebration of rebirth and renewal featuring the Cailleach, the fox and the raven.”

 

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Domhnail Corrigan

Musician/Composer

 

Domhnaill Corrigan is a multi-instrumentalist music producer/composer and audio engineer from Lucan, Dublin. Domhnaill has worked as a producer on many albums released by Sub Sounds (a youth music collective run by Alternative Entertainments) including the album entitled JEMZ, performed and written by four members of the Sub Sounds program. Domhnaill, a multi-instrumentalist,  played most of the instruments on that album, including drums, guitars, and keys.  Domhnaill was awarded a distinction in a QQI level 5 Music Performance/Production course. He has worked with Gerry Horan, audio engineer, Contact Studios in Rua Red, Tallaght.  As well as recording and producing music, Domhnaill has also been involved in providing audio for various non-musical projects such the animated short film “The Square That Jumps From Its Cube Was In Love” by Majid Adin.  As a composer, Domhnaill has composed music for Emergence, a young choreographers program produced by Noise Moves Dublin.  As a sound engineer, Domhnaill has worked on live sound for many open mic concerts held in the Rua Red Café. He has recently worked on live sound for “Cessair”, a sound installation and performance which featured SoloSIRENS (a theatre collective of female actors) produced in partnership with Tallaght Community Arts. Domhnaill has edited & produced The Ballad of Gulliver with Joshua Barrett and Kingswood Youth Choir for A Museum for Gulliver at OPW/Pearse Museum September 2021.

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Will Ryan

Songwriter

 

Will Ryan is a singer songwriter and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. Will  graduated from BIMM Dublin in 2021 and is the front man for the band St. Francis.  He discovered his love for song writing and performing within Suburban Sounds, a youth orientated song writing course for teens in Tallaght.

For Finding the Wild Will wrote, arranged and performed two songs that give voice to the Raven.

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Amy Naessens

Songwriter

 

Pop/Soul songwriter Amy Naessens has spent the last three years gigging across the country, including performances at Electric Picnic, HOTPRESS Y&E, The Ruby Sessions and Sea sessions to name a few. She ended 2019 on a high taking her music to the midlands to support the popular Irish  duo, Hudson Taylor, and started 2020 off with a bang with the release of her single ‘To Be The One You Choose’ at her sold out Whelan’s show that was recommended amongst Irish press and radio including the Irish times, RTE2FM and Spin1038. Whilst gigging and co writing with many irish artists she is also a mentor at suburban sound and churchtown school of music.

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Dave Barnaville

Digital Director

 

I am a digital designer based in Dublin, Ireland, working in graphic design, video and motion graphics. I studied Creative Digital Media in IT Tallaght graduating with a first-class honours degree, specialising in digital design. Following this, I co-founded Square In Square, a design company where in my role as creative director I was responsible for the inception, implementation and production of a wide range of media fields, mainly those of graphic design, videography and photography.  During this time, I became part of the newly formed Digital Development Unit with the Companies Registration Office. As part of the team, responsibilities include creating a strategy that sets out a roadmap for meeting digital communication goals, creating a vision of how the CRO can communicate digitally with stakeholders, setting goals for improving digital communications both internally and externally and creating an action plan for reaching those goals. This includes creating policy and designing all graphical elements across a range of mediums using a broad suite of software.  After Square in Square I co-started Fink, a natural progression from my previous company.  Over the course of my career I have worked with a wide range of clients and institutions, including Engineers Ireland, Arbor, UCD, Show Nightclub, The Attic Nightclub, Mogerley, Tallaght Community Arts, FM 104, The Spencer Hotel, Pearse Museum, OPW, Al Gibbs, Freaks on Friday, Teagasc, Tipperary Energy Agency, Music Generation South Dublin, South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland, Tallaght Community Council, Rua Red and Tallaght Local Enterprise Office.

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Annette Barnaville

Filmmaker/Film Editor

 

Annette Barnaville is a visual artist based in Kilkenny, Ireland. She studied Sculpture and Expanded Practice, graduating in 2019 with a first-class honours degree from the National College of Art and Design. Her undergraduate work was concerned with human worth in a digitised world, which was explored through film, sound and textiles. Her practice involves utilising both combined materials and contemporary digital elements with a strong emphasis on design.

She currently works as a content creator at Fink where she is responsible filming, editing and web design.

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Freshly Ground Theatre

Freshly Ground Theatre is an Irish company based in Tallaght, Dublin, comprised of local artists: Bronwen Barrett, Vlad Gurdis, Michelle Henry and Martha Knight. The company was founded in 2014, and is currently in residence at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght. We aim to create contemporary, socially engaged work with community participation at its heart. We have a particular interest in devising new work, using verbatim and ethnographical research into Irish culture as tools in order to develop theatre that relates to our shared humanity.

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Bronwen Barrett

Theatre Performer - The role of Fox

 

Bronwen is an actor and theatre-maker based in Tallaght. Having previously completed a two-year course in theatre performance in ICFE in 2017, Bronwen is now studying Creative Digital Media in TU Dublin, with the hope of incorporating more multimedia aspects into her art. Bronwen became a board member of Freshly Ground Theatre in 2017 and has worked on all productions since. Including ‘Ode to a Postcode’ which received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Dublin Fringe Awards. Bronwen recently performed in ‘Floozie’, a solo-performance show, as part of Smock Alley’s Scene and Heard Festival in February 2020.

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Vlad Gurdis

Puppeteer

 

Vlad is a theatre artist based in Tallaght. He is passionate about creating socially engaged, accessible and entertaining theatre through a multitude of mediums and styles. He believes in further expanding theatre to new audiences and creating links through our communities. He has a B.A in Anthropology and is currently finishing a M.A in Theatre Practice from UCD/Gaiety School of Acting, two passions he interweaves in his work. Can be found playing guitar occasionally.

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Michelle Henry

Puppeteer

 

Michelle is a theatre maker and facilitator based in Tallaght. She has been a member of Freshly Ground Theatre since 2015, when the company was founded and has taken on a role of directing many of the company’s productions. Michelle’s interest in theatre started when joining Carousel theatre school at Rua Red and since then has been involved in a number of projects with Rua Red, The Civic and Tallaght Community Arts both locally and internationally. Michelle has a huge interest in working with young people, she has facilitated various projects for young people in performing arts Summer Camps, community projects and drama workshops.

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Ruby Collin

Voice Over Artist

 

Ruby is in her final year of TU Dublin's BA in Drama Performance. She has previously been a member of Complex Youth Theatre and The Gaiety School of Acting Young Performers Company. Ruby worked backstage several times in Ireland and England with Illustrated Productions and Moving Stories respectively.  This is her first experience of working on Unwrapped. Ruby has worked on props for A Museum for Gulliver. She has made the props and posters for the Egg Debate short film, huge buttons for Gulliver's Giant (7meter) Waistcoat Jacket and 200 day-glo bunting!

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Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú

Voice Over Artist

 

Sailí Áine Ní Mhurchú is a second year student of the Technological University Dublin Drama Performance degree. A previous member of the Gaiety School of Acting Youth Musical Theatre ensemble, Sailí Áine has much experience with the stage.  She has taken part in many of Tallaght Community Arts’s projects such as ActUp Festivals  ’16,&’17 and Gaza Monologues, as well as many musicals in The Civic theatre. She was also a part of the cast of ‘The Suppliant Women’ for the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival.  Sailí Áine  as a member Tallaght Community Arts - Rising Generation was a Reader for The Declare & Protest project  for Culture Night ’20 exploring UN Declaration of Human Rights

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Shane Ryan Croasdell

Film Assistant/Technician

 

Shane is a twenty year old freelance videographer as well as a founder of Matchbox Productions, a Tallaght based film production company aiming to shine a light on Tallaght and all the character found within. Since it’s incorporation earlier this year,it has amassed great success in the Irish arts scene having already been the recipients of grants and awards from the South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland and The National Youth Council of Ireland.  Shane’s role in Unwrapped is that of videographer, capturing and editing footage under the tutelage of Annette Barnaville.

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Cian Laffey

Technician

 

Cian Laffey is an illustrator and designer based in Limerick city. He is currently completing a post graduate course in Art Direction for Film and Television. He has worked on several community projects as stage manager and designer with Tallaght Community Arts.
Cian also works closely with the Source Arts Centre in Thurles on their youth theatre programs as well as Fresh Film International based in Limerick where he works as a freelance facilitator on a variety of young people’s film projects.

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Brandon Finnegan

Technician

 

Brandon has collaborated with Tallaght Community Arts as a technician, designer, and assistant stage manager since 2016.

He has been a performer in projects such as AERIDHEACHT – Taking the Air (2015-2016) The Gaza Monologues (2018) and the Great Rope of Tallaght (2018)

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Martin Dunne

Builder/Carpenter

 

Jack of some trades, master of one, maybe – 360 degree photography and creating virtual tours my speciality. SeeBig is my business. Also, has worked many years as acupuncturist, a sometime programmer/data-processor/data-pusher. Particularly enjoys some recreational problem solving, DIY and building projects.

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Walking Song Performed by

Kingswood Community and Youth Choirs

Pauline Dalton, Lynda O'Brien, Sally-Ann Ward, Laura Dalton, Michael Hegarty, Darren Gibson, Chloe Gibson, Isabella Taylor, Evie O'Connor, Maura Donohoe, Nora Martin, Caroline Creaner, Anthony Landers, Philip Dalton